In the words of Jim Rohn, ““Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.”
Immersing ourselves in reading has the ability to take us out of our every day life into another world. Wherever you are in the world, when you have got a book you are never lonely. Books offer us a variety of worlds. If you are depressed, grab an inspirational book that will take you out of that dark place. If you have the willingness to shift your thinking, inspirational books will be the perfect anecdote. Even in difficult times such as the current due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we always have books at the tips of our fingers. When it feels like the whole world is crumbling , books offer the perfect escapism.
Here are the reasons why inspirational books can be your best friend:
1. Focus on the present
Often we get so wrapped up in life’s worldliness, and our future’s demands that we fail to enjoy the moment. Worrying about the future will only contribute to anxieties and hopelessness. The present is the only thing we live in. Browsing the pages of motivational books such as The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle can reassert this reality. Existence is in the moment. Live, enjoy, smile, imagine, argue, and aspire. Let your book make you the one who adds sense and flavor to every moment of the present.
2. Open your mind to a new world
Most of us find ourselves stuck in a mental rut of boredom. This places a firm lid on our ingenuity and creativity. How then does one get out of the gutters so to speak. One of the best ways is to soak up on inspirational books. Motivational books will give you new insights, they will give you encouragement to go for your dreams, they will stimulate you to productive action. Nothing can be more beneficial to a mind that is stuck.
3. Take responsibility
So, we’ve talked about how a motivating book enables you to get out of your mental tight spot. The very action of taking a book is an act of acknowledging that something must be done. It is an act of taking responsibility for your own life and doing something about it. When you take responsibility, when you accept where you are, you put yourself in a position where you can move forward.
There are several advantages to reading inspirational books. They give you new ideas, they motivate you. Quite often these books are written by people who were once in difficult positions but overcame them.So they are true success stories for the reader to gain inspiration from. Inspirational books are empowering. In a world which is full of so much negativity especially through the media, motivational books are a great way for you to carve your own world. The perfect escapism and most of them are freely available online, at libraries etc.
If you want to grow from where you are to the next level, make a book your best friend. Road Dahl says, “So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall.” That is the power of reading books!